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The world is failing women and girls whose bodies have been weaponised | Lilianne Ploumen

The world is failing women and girls whose bodies have been weaponised | Lilianne Ploumen

We need a worldwide sanctions regime to target those using sexual violence against women and girls as a strategy of warRemember #BringBackOurGirls? It was a cry for help by the families of the girls
Brexit: Mervyn King blasts 'incompetence' of preparations

Brexit: Mervyn King blasts 'incompetence' of preparations

Former Bank of England governor says it ‘beggars belief’ the government is having to talk about stockpiling medicines and foodThe former Bank of England governor Mervyn King has blasted the government
Should K-pop go bang? South Korean stars BTS caught in conscription debate

Should K-pop go bang? South Korean stars BTS caught in conscription debate

Group has twice topped the US Billboard charts, yet must still serve in the military, unlike their classical colleaguesDo pop stars make good soldiers, or are their talents better put to use promoting
Ditch the almond milk: why everything you know about sustainable eating is probably wrong

Ditch the almond milk: why everything you know about sustainable eating is probably wrong

From cod to clingfilm, the advice we’re given can often be confusing. If you’re serious about eating green, here are some straightforward solutions In food and drink, we all want to do the right
I survived the Warsaw ghetto. Here are the lessons I’d like to pass on | Stanisław Aronson

I survived the Warsaw ghetto. Here are the lessons I’d like to pass on | Stanisław Aronson

I’m 93, and, as extremism sweeps across Europe, I fear we are doomed to repeat the mistakes which created the HolocaustGermany’s chancellor Angela Merkel stated this summer that “when the generation
Laquan McDonald: Chicago on edge as trial begins for officer who killed teen

Laquan McDonald: Chicago on edge as trial begins for officer who killed teen

Jason Van Dyke faces murder trial after shooting black youth 16 times, in a case that sparked weeks of protestThe white police officer caught on video shooting Laquan McDonald, a black teenager, 16
Thai police academy bans women from enrolling

Thai police academy bans women from enrolling

Female assault victims may not go to police in country where an estimated 90% of rapes are unreportedA major police academy in Thailand has announced it will ban women from enrolling , sparking
Germany's new movement: a leftist pitch for the left behind

Germany's new movement: a leftist pitch for the left behind

Aufstehen is Europe’s latest bid to halt the flow of working-class votes to the rightEven in these globalised times, most political movements are a reflection of a national political culture, a
Typhoon Jebi: thousands stranded at island airport in Japan

Typhoon Jebi: thousands stranded at island airport in Japan

At least 11 people have died after worst storm in quarter of a century battered country’s western reachesThousands of air passengers in Japan have spent the night stranded in an island airport as
Ayanna Pressley ousts 10-term Massachusetts Democrat in latest primary upset

Ayanna Pressley ousts 10-term Massachusetts Democrat in latest primary upset

Insurgent challenger will be state’s first black female member of Congress In the latest upset during the 2018 Democratic primaries, Ayanna Pressley beat a veteran 10-term Democrat in Massachusetts in
Mueller to accept written answers from Trump in Russia inquiry, report says

Mueller to accept written answers from Trump in Russia inquiry, report says

Possible interview between president and special counsel has been matter of contention as Trump feared ‘perjury trap’The special counsel Robert Mueller will reportedly accept some written answers from
Space station air leak: someone drilled the hole, say Russians

Space station air leak: someone drilled the hole, say Russians

‘Several attempts at drilling’ were made by a ‘wavering hand’ either on Earth or in orbit, in what could be accident or sabotageAn air leak on the International Space Station might have been sabotage,
Parkland father rejects White House excuses after Kavanaugh fails to shake hands

Parkland father rejects White House excuses after Kavanaugh fails to shake hands

Fred Guttenberg tells the Guardian the supreme court nominee made eye contact long enough to recognize himWhen the father of a school shooting victim held out his hand to Donald Trump’s nominee for
Peter Dutton au pair inquiry: Tony Abbott drawn into visa case by AFL boss – live

Peter Dutton au pair inquiry: Tony Abbott drawn into visa case by AFL boss – live

Gillon McLachlan tells senators he had previously had his office contact then prime minister Abbott’s office over visa for ‘friend of a friend’. Follow developments live • AFL boss to give evidence at
Nike's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign sends 'terrible message', says Donald Trump

Nike's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign sends 'terrible message', says Donald Trump

President has been vocal critic of NFL protest movementTrump acknowledges quarterback’s right to speak his mindDonald Trump has responded publicly to Nike’s decision to make Colin Kaepernick the face
Tony Blair has 'friendly, positive meeting' with Italy's Matteo Salvini

Tony Blair has 'friendly, positive meeting' with Italy's Matteo Salvini

Far-right minister believed to have discussed Azerbaijani gas pipeline project with ex-PMTony Blair has held a meeting with the Italian far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, during which the
Elon Musk calls Thailand diver 'child rapist' in latest baseless attack

Elon Musk calls Thailand diver 'child rapist' in latest baseless attack

Tesla CEO, who previously called Vernon Unsworth a ‘pedo’, has faced widespread backlash over his commentsElon Musk has escalated his baseless attacks against a British diver, claiming without
Chelsea Manning to continue Australian tour via videolink after visa decision delay

Chelsea Manning to continue Australian tour via videolink after visa decision delay

Whistleblower will now speak from New Zealand, which has granted her a visa Chelsea Manning will no longer appear in Australia this month but will instead conduct her scheduled speaking tour via
Thinktank calls for major overhaul of Britain's economy

Thinktank calls for major overhaul of Britain's economy

IPPR commission suggests changes on a par with Labour’s post-war reformsQ&A: how unequal is Britain and are the poor getting poorer?A radical overhaul of Britain’s economy as far-reaching as
Quarter of world's population 'not active enough to stay healthy'

Quarter of world's population 'not active enough to stay healthy'

Globally people are becoming less active, which is damaging their physical and mental health, says the World Health OrganisationThere is an urgent need to get people moving, according to research by